Nation/World

Ants have been farming plants for millions of years, long before people

DNA evidence suggests this farming behavior could go back as far as 3 million years.

  • Nov 24th, 2016

Trump’s contender for Treasury Department found profits in mortgage mess

A California bank carried out more than 36,000 foreclosures during Steven Mnuchin’s reign.

  • Nov 24th, 2016

Indian-American congresswoman-elect plans to fight Trump on immigration

Her backers say the Seattle Democrat is arriving just in time, bringing with her a long history of fighting deportations and hate crimes in Washington state.

  • Nov 23rd, 2016

Interest spikes in long-acting birth control following presidential election, threat to Obamacare

Women are concerned about a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Nov 22nd, 2016

Trump demands apology for ‘Hamilton’ cast’s statement

VP-elect Mike Pence attended the musical in Manhattan on Friday night.

  • Nov 19th, 2016

Movement to legalize pot could go up in smoke with Sessions pick

Sessions declared at an April Senate hearing that “good people don’t smoke marijuana.”

  • Nov 18th, 2016

Sen. Jeff Sessions tapped to be next attorney general

Sessions, 69, is considered one of the most conservative Republicans in the Senate.

  • Nov 18th, 2016

Trump agrees to settle Trump University lawsuits for $25M

The decision is a turnaround for Trump, who had vowed to fight the claims to the end.

  • Nov 18th, 2016

Facebook blocks fake news from its advertising network

The companies faced a backlash for allowing the spread of phony news articles during the presidential campaign season.

  • Nov 15th, 2016

Megyn Kelly thinks Roger Ailes would still be running Fox News if he had not been sued for sexual harassment

Kelly was a correspondent at the Fox News Washington bureau in 2006 when, she alleges, Ailes attempted to initiate a sexual relationship with her.

  • Nov 15th, 2016

Profs didn’t cancel classes to protest election, WSU says

WSU Provost Dan Bernardo surveyed academic deans and concluded the campus was “operating as usual last week” despite the election.

  • Nov 15th, 2016

Twitter releases new tools to combat online abuse

Twitter has been under more pressure to do more about online abuse.

  • Nov 15th, 2016

The Clinton dynasty has come to an end

Hillary Clinton, 69, who has made two failed bids at the presidency, is unlikely to be on the front lines of politics again.

  • Nov 9th, 2016

Popular-vote winner might not win Electoral College

The polls say Clinton leads nationally. But they remain close, some within the margin of error.

  • Nov 7th, 2016

Why more grandparents are raising children

In 2005, 2.5 million children were living with grandparents who were responsible for their care. By 2015, that number had risen to 2.9 million.

  • Nov 4th, 2016

Clinton details Trump’s faults, tells supporters: ‘We cannot hide from this’

Clinton related a now familiar script of how Trump has called women “disgusting” and rate their bodies.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Legal experts: It’d take a bombshell for FBI to charge Clinton in email case

To change the calculus, the FBI would have to find correspondence that clearly demonstrates Clinton or her aides knowingly broke the law.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Trump placing long-shot bet to win handful of states

As he tries to chart a path to 270 electoral votes, the GOP nominee’s schedule is marked with long-shot bids and last-ditch hopes.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Trump promises to call Congress into a special session on Obamacare

Just exactly how Trump would follow through on the rare legislative procedure remained hazy.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Clinton has 9-point lead as comeback obstacles loom for Trump

Support for Trump among critical groups of voters, including men and the less educated, has weakened.

  • Oct 19th, 2016